Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 664 is a spectacular little model of a septic vacuum truck from Russian modeler Sergey Zawislak. Sergey's fantastic modeling converted a run of the mill Boley model into a truly unique masterpiece! We also have our usual full complement of companion photos of world class models from modelers around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 664! [posted 06/21/2015]

Our June New Products section with an announcement from Lonestar Models that their Wilson Pacesetter 43' grain trailer kits with prepainted white side and end panels are once again available after a long absence. Earlier we featured the announcement of delivery of Classic Metal Works' new 1960 Ford fuel tank trucks and pickup trucks. Also, from Athearn comes 40' trailer in six paint schemes. Check out all the details in our June New Products.

Who We Are, What We Do

The 1/87 Vehicle Club was established to promote the construction, use, and manufacture of prototypically accurate scale vehicle and equipment models specifically in 1/87 (HO) scale. 1/87 scale is most commonly referred to as "HO" scale because this is the scale of HO gauge model trains, by far the most popular scale for railroad modeling.

Our club assists in the exhibition, promotion, manufacturing, and production research of vehicles of all kinds in 1/87 (HO) scale. This web site and associated events are the place to meet and communicate with other people who are passionate about your hobby.

   Upcoming Events

Publisher Bob Sundstrom announces the June 2015 issue of Model Freightways (#52) has been mailed to subscribers. The cover photo shown here is from Brad Hassler who captured the colors of Brown Transport on his Kenworth K100E ruck tractor perfectly. Also in the issue are articles on "Building a Canadian B-Train", upgrading the Walthers 32-foot van trailer, Fred Gruin's International Emeryville truck tractors, model trucks at the work bench, and many more model photos. Good news is that Model Freightways will now offer eight color pages rather than the previous four and is much enhanced. [posted 05/27/2015]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 663 is a beautifully prepared and photographed Union Pacific GMC General maintenance of way equipment heavy haul truck shown on his model railroad. We have a full complement of companion photos of world class models from modelers around the world on display in our Photo Gallery 663! [posted 05/31/2015]

Our feature photo for Photo Gallery 662 is a group of heavy Kenworth oilfield trucks from Jan Romijn. These mostly scratchbuilt KWs are remarkable models. We want to welcome first-time contributor Paul Andriscin to our galleries. Check out all the world class models on display in our Photo Gallery 662! [posted 05/23/2015]

Our highlight photo for Photo Gallery 661 is another exceptional railroad maintenance of way model from Marcel Devlieger. This is another Custom Finishing Models kit that Marcel created the original patterns for Bob Rzasa, the founder of Custom Finishing. Marcel's model was built from one of the pewter kits. Joining Marcel's beautiful models are models from first-time contributor Yaron Dozetas along with modelers from around the world. Check out all the great models on display in our Photo Gallery 661! [posted 05/09/2015]

We continue to update the Classic Mint Collectibles web site as we uncover more photos, some never before published. This is another of the projects we've recently completed, an archival web site for Classic Mint Collectibles. In case you're a recent "convert" to 1/87 scale or have only recently discovered our web site, Classic Mint Collectibles produced some of the most exquisite museum quality brass models of HO scale Peterbilt trucks, Komatsu and John Deere mining and construction equipment, and Talbert lowboy and Heil pneumatic bulk trailers from 2003 through 2009. Having been involved in the research and development of these models we feel uniquely qualified to keep the brand at the forefront of any discussion regarding high quality models in 1/87 scale. We'll be adding to the site and doing all we can to keep the content fresh so please check it out. We hope you enjoy the site! [posted 08/02/2013]

We invite you to check out the N Scale Vehicle Association's latest web site updates. Pat Sanders of Trainworx has announced five new N scale tractor-trailer models based on movies and TV shows shown here. Based on the photos these are going to be outstanding models and adds sorely need North American prototype variety to N scale layouts and collections! Check it out!

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